My Furry Valentine, which took place Saturday, had approximately 1,800 adoptable animals at nearly 40 locations in Greater Cincinnati. The main adoption event took place at the Flexi Distribution Center, 8494 Firebird Drive, in West Chester Township.
By mid-day, there were 150 adoptions. A total number of adoptions will not be known until later in the week.
“We’re really looking forward to getting the final tallies, which will take a few days to finalize,” said Carolyn Evans, event organizer.
“This was definitely a record-breaking weekend for so many groups and for the Greater Cincinnati animal welfare community.”
A total of 60 rescue shelters and eight animal advocacy groups participated in My Furry Valentine.
In West Chester, approximately 1,500 visitors came out to the main event.
In Greater Cincinnati, all seven of the Adore-a-Bull pit bulls, who had home visits Saturday were adopted; the Boone County Animal Shelter had 13 animals adopted; and the Stray Animal Adoption Program had a weekend record 41 adoptions.
“My Furry Valentine shows that when you give people something to get excited about, they will volunteer their time and resources to make it happen,” Evans said. “It affirms how much people love animals and want to be a part of saving lives.
“As the event coordinator, I wanted to do something big for animals in our community. As it turns out, so did a lot of other people.”
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Photos of My Furry Valentine taken in West Chester by Tony Jones